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Comment: Re:Good. (Score 1) 354

by guabah (#38799707) Attached to: Supreme Court Rules Warrants Needed for GPS Monitoring

We need more accountability for cops. A cop has the potential to do a lot more harm than a crooked member of congress. Your elected official can't burst into your house with guns drawn. Your neighborhood cop can.

Preferably, either directly elected cops or an elected board that oversees the police departments. Because in most places the only thing checking your neighborhood cop is.... another cop. Imagine if we had the same thing with politicians with no outside checks.

You mean an elected sherrif?

Comment: Re:Sun Shade (Score 1) 186

by guabah (#37621560) Attached to: Film Turns Windows Into Solar Panels

An 80% tint is just insanely dark—darker than the darkest I've ever seen on any building—that's like pimpmobile window tinting dark. Now if you have an electric car and you want your windows darkly tinted, then maybe, though I suspect an 80% tint is illegal in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Not that you care when you're driving along in your tricked-out electric pimpmobile, but.... No, wait....

Perfect for when I open my stripclub.

Comment: Re:Before the flames begin... (Score 1) 334

by guabah (#37243242) Attached to: Updated: Mozilla Community Contributor Departs Over Bug Handling

Out of those 13,000, I closed about 5,000 because the reporters hadn't replied after a certain period of time. It was a cleanup, not proper triage. If we had a quick response time, we probably wouldn't have gotten to 13,000. And unfortunately, without fixing the process, we will be at 13,000 again.

Well don't you think that if even the reporters didn't care about the followup to their bugs it means that either:

  • They didn't care anymore
  • The bug was "fixed" in a sense since they didn't experienced it anymore
ISS

+ - Will the Space Station be Abandoned in November?->

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astroengine
astroengine writes "In the wake of the Russian Progress vehicle crash shortly after launch on Aug. 24, a chain of events has been set into motion that could result in the decision not to fly astronauts into orbit. If this happens, the ISS will be temporarily mothballed before the end of the year to avoid landing astronauts during the harsh Kazakh winter."
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The Internet

+ - Low Cost DIY Cell Network Runs on Solar ->

Submitted by
Shareable
Shareable writes "Berkeley professor develops low cost, low power cell base station featuring easy, off-the grid deployment with solar or wind power; local services autonomous from national carriers; and an impressive portfolio of voice & data services (not just GSM). It's designed to connect rural areas in the developing world, but could have wider application like disaster recovery."
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Debian

+ - Can Debian offer a Constantly Usable Testing distr->

Submitted by ggarron
ggarron (1081773) writes "Debian’s “testing” distribution is where Debian developers prepare the next stable distribution. While this is still its main purpose, many users have adopted this version of Debian because it offers them a good trade-off between stability and freshness. But there are downsides to using this distribution and the “Constantly Usable Testing” (CUT) project aims to resolve those. This article will present the project and the challenges involved to make it happen."
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